Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Price guide: Expensive

68 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HP

Price guide: Expensive

Flagship Chelsea restaurant

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#45 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Admit it: his celebrity has made you curious - but rest assured a superb meal is guaranteed.

Gordon Ramsay may be internationally renowned for swearing, but his flagship restaurant is no Hell’s Kitchen. In fact, the proud staff may well offer you a tour of it after your meal.

Food and drink: 

There’s no denying the food is very good – consistency is a point of pride – but it’s quite classic, mostly French, and I often long for something more interesting. The bisque-poached ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon with lemongrass and chervil velouté is a signature dish first-timers should certainly try if ordering à la carte. On the set lunch menu I like the quail and mushroom pithivier (a little pie) with salad of endive, apple, walnuts and celeriac, and rum baba.

Ambience: 

Serene tones of cream and oyster, with spacious and well-spaced tables.

Service: 

Among the very best in London, once you’re past the booking stage.

Location: 

Royal Hospital Road is in deepest Chelsea, a taxi ride from Victoria or Sloane Square stations.

Price advice: 

The set lunch is £45 for three courses (à la carte is literally twice as much) but you’ll have to be diligent to stick to it – and who wants to refuse niceties such as aperitifs, a decent bottle of wine, and coffee and chocs afterwards? They can easily add another £70 to the bill.

Other useful branches: 

There was a time when, overall, the branch at Claridge’s was the more appealing restaurant, but now its main advantage is simply location. Gordon Ramsay Holdings also runs several other restaurants throughout London – see website for details.

More information on Restaurant Gordon Ramsay:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Modern, Traditional
Address:
68 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HP
Telephone:
020 7352 4441
Website:
http://www.gordonramsay.com/royalhospitalroad
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-2.15pm, 6.30-10.15pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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